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betide


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betide  \Be*tide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Betided},  Obs.  {Betid}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Betiding}.]  [OE.  bitiden  pref.  bi-,  be-  + 
  tiden,  fr  AS  t[=i]dan,  to  happen,  fr  t[=i]d  time.  See 
  {Tide}.] 
  To  happen  to  to  befall;  to  come  to  as  woe  betide  the 
  wanderer. 
 
  What  will  betide  the  few  ?  --Milton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Betide  \Be*tide"\,  v.  i. 
  To  come  to  pass;  to  happen;  to  occur. 
 
  A  salve  for  any  sore  that  may  betide.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Shakespeare  has  used  it  with  of  ``What  would  betide  of 
  me  ?'' 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  betide 
  v  :  become  of  happen  to  "He  promised  that  no  harm  would  befall 
  her";  "What  has  become  of  my  children?"  [syn:  {befall},  {bechance}] 




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